Originally Posted by Gabe
to plant up to three in the following size box. We have been growing hops for 3 years and the first year is always the best to fill up a wood box with root structure. This is good because:
#1 You can move
#2 You get to keep all the roots when you leave
#3 You can move if growing conditions aren't optimal.
#4 You can control pest a little easier by getting the base stalk up off the ground and in the box.
We built redwood boxes that were 12'' deep x 2' wide x 2' long
these are a bitch to move(by yourself) but the first year rhizomes will fill these bad boys.
Oh wow I was thinking 2.5ft x 2.5ft x 2ft = 12.5 cubic feet per plant maybe I'm over estimating. I have about a 15 foot stretch of yard to plant 2 sets of 3 varieties. I was thinking I'd put one in each and build 3,12 foot trellises for each variety.
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